TechCrunch article on the latest Browser Market Share… to help define Web Testing scope, courtesy of Qualcomm’s QBAT
- IE on decline, now under 50% share
- Chrome on the rise: now at 11.5% share
“As IE has been falling, rivals Firefox, Chrome, and Safari have been rising. But while both Firefox and Safari have had various growth spurts throughout the past two years, Chrome is the clear winner. The browser has gone from 1 percent of the market two years ago, to 11.5 percent last month. That places it well ahead of the older Safari (at 4.4 percent) and only behind Firefox (at 31.5 percent) and IE.”
On TechCrunch’s own site the numbers are different…probably due to its readers being more technology leaders.
- 15.65% is Safari
- 12.77% is IE
“The numbers are clear: Firefox is in trouble. It has been the top browser since we began using Google Analytics to record stats back in 2007. By 2008, it was nearly 25 percentage points ahead of the next closest rival, Internet Explorer. As of yesterday, it stood just 3 percentage points ahead of the next closest rival, Chrome.”